The Vampire Diaries Sneak Peeks: Evil-iciousby Melissa J. L. Smith Sciuto / October 22, 2015
Fan favorites Tim Kang and Todd Lasance join the recurring cast of The Vampire Diaries tonight.
Kang, one of the best deadpan actors since Buster Keaton, joins the cast as Oscar, a stoner who has a secret connection to the Salvatore family.
Fresh off of his 7-year run as unflappable FBI Agent, Kimball Cho, on The Mentalist, Kang often had a chance to exhibit both dramatic and comedic chops on the crime drama. Kang’s turn last week on Criminal Minds gave him a chance to show the desperation of a man trapped by circumstance…very non-Cho. Also, non-Cho is Kang’s new role as Oscar, a party-boy turned driven killer. Unfortunately for him, he may become a pawn in the Damon/Lily cat-and-mouse game.
Lasance, winner of a Silver Logie (awarded for excellence in Australian television) is best-known Down Under for his 5-year role on Aussie series Home and Away and to worldwide audiences as Julius Caesar in Spartacus: Blood and Sand. Lasance plays”Julian,” a scary, charismatic immortal who loves the good life. (Sounds like Damon’s new other BFF or rival-to-be.)
With Lily’s (Annie Wersching) plan for retribution against her elder son in full swing, Damon (Ian Somerhalder), Bonnie (Kat Graham) and Alaric (Matt Davis) head out on a road trip to Myrtle Beach in search of ammunition to use against the Salvatore mom.
After Bonnie has visions of people with X-shaped wounds like the ones seen on Beau (Jaiden Kaine) and Stefan, she asks Alaric about the Phoenix Stone. He assures her that he destroyed it, but later has to ask her for help. Oscar warns Damon that interaction with the stone can lead to death.
Caroline (Candice Accola King), still held hostage by the Heretics, is surprised by a long-ago connection between Valerie (Elizabeth Blackmore) and Stefan (Paul Wesley).
Stefan asks his mother to make the Heretics to stop torturing Caroline and tells her that he and Damon have stopped speaking as a ruse to gain Lily’s trust. When he questions Lily about Valerie, she tells him that she arranged for him to meet Valerie back in 1863.
It was a brief meeting, but in his 1863 journal, Stefan described Valerie as perhaps “the most wonderful girl I have ever met.” Nora (Scarlett Byrne) tells Caroline that Valerie carries the journal wherever she goes. Could the spell that she put on Caroline be an effort to keep her from Stefan?
The Vampire Diaries also stars Zach Roerig and Michael Malarkey. Tonight’s episode, “Age of Innocence,” was written by Co-Executive Producer Melinda Hsu Taylor and Holly Brix and was directed by Michael Allowitz.
The Vampire Diaries airs tonight at 8pm on The CW.